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My Dad Inducted into Army Aviation’s Order of Saint Michael


My dad, CW4 Geoff Boehm (U.S. Army – retired) was inducted into the Order of Saint Michael (OSM) at the Silver Award level. Those who receive this honor “have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Aviation in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipient’s seniors, subordinates, and peers” and demonstrated “the highest standards of integrity and moral character, display an outstanding degree of professional competence, and serve the United States Army Aviation.” So very proud of him.

More information on this recognition.

Photo: Four Generations

Dixon Four Generations

Four Generations (circa October 1915): My grandfather, Wilbur Lewis, is the baby in his mother’s arms. Etta (Dixon) Lewis, her father Charlie Dixon, and her grandfather Comfort Dixon. The Dixons lived in Manomet (Plymouth), and both Charlie and his father Comfort were lobstermen and fishermen for the most part. Charlie was also a sailor at the Mamomet Life Saving Station.

S H Lewis in all his sepia glory (finally!)

I write this post with such great excitement. I knew so much about the my second great grandfather Stephen Henry Lewis (a lot of times written S H Lewis), the first of my “Lewis” line to come to the United States from Nova Scotia. This is a man who built dozens of houses in Somerville, Massachusetts, as well as four homes at the “Cottages at South Duxbury,” including one that is still in our family. But until this past weekend, I had never seen a picture of him. And then my brother, digging through a box of “stuff” in the family house over Easter, found a picture and said, “Ryan, you aren’t going to believe what I just found…”

Stephen H Lewis sm

I would guess the picture is just before the turn of the century, as my great grandfather, Wilbur Fletcher Lewis, was born in 1889 and he is the young boy in this photo.